NYM Fall Open
The NYM Fall Open is a two-division fleet race regatta that was sailed in 420s underneath the Throggs Neck Bridge just off the breakwater at SUNY Maritime College. Sailors Asher Green ‘24 and Skylor Wong ‘26 sailed the A boat for Princeton, while Skipper Jasper Waldman ‘25 and crew Chai Mauiola ’25 kept the energy high in the B Divison boat. Conditions on Saturday were on the colder side but a Solid 14-16kt North Easterly kept competitors happy providing a fun and fair day of racing under the bridge. 8 races were completed for both fleets leaving Princeton Sailing in 6th place out of 12 teams. Day two brought lighter winds and strong currents from the west. Coach Fraser called in Crew extraordinaire Kate Feiner ‘26 to help keep things fast in the B division boat as we looked to chase down Ivy League competitors from Cornell and Penn University. Our Tigers would battle out a long day as light wind finishing our weekend on a high note came from B Divison Sailors Waldman and Feiner finishing the regatta with a 2,4 set, even after the setback of having to clear themselves from being over in the last race.
Thank you to Coaches Foster and Millet at SUNY Maritime College for a great weekend of racing at a venue that can always be tricky to set a square course in.
Carl Van Duyne Trophy
An early Conference Championship Weekend for single-handed Sailor Ossian Kamal ‘26 where he would head back to KP to compete against the 18 best single-handed sailors in the MAISA Conference. Day 1 brought a pulsing breeze from the Northeast East ranging from 7-12kts, that would allow 10 races for all competitors. Kamal sailed himself into 7th place after day one, where he would finish the day strong sailing for a total of 79 points after 10 races. Day 2 was more of a typical Long Island Sound day of sailing such that coaches and competitors spent equal time contemplating whether this was enough breeze to race in, and should we be racing right now. 2-5kts from the NE made for very tricky racing conditions that required the race committee to install Appendix P. After watching boats gybe back and forth to the gate and on the subsequent leg to the finish in race 12, RC would start penalizing immediately for breaking rule 42. 4 races sailed on day two would finish off the 14 race series with Kamal finishing in 8th place overall, Princeton Sailing’s best finish in a Singlehanded Conference Championships in over a decade!
Congratulations to HWS Senior Nick Sessions for the Conference Championship win and Automatic Qualifying spot to the Collegiate Single-Handed National Championships @Tulane this year! A very special thank you to all the folks at KP for hosting another fantastic weekend of racing.